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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Modern Family: 1962

Modern Family: 1962

1962. Harley-Davidson with a baby seat somewhere in New Jersey: "People riding motorcycles, including members from various state chapters of the Motor Maids." 35mm negative by Bob Sandberg for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Biker ID's

The 1962 picture is of Don and Leslie Pink and possibly their daughter. Don's dad started the Don Pink Harley Davidson dealership in Crotona, New York. I competed against Don at many motorcycle off road contests in the 1950's era. A wonderful time of my life, never to be forgotten.

Winston (Wink) Butz
Formerly from Long Island, NY
Now located in Strasburg, PA

The times, they have a-changed

Today this would get Mom and Dad imprisoned for endangering the welfare of a child.

Seating by Rubbermaid

The child seat appears to be made from a plastic dishpan, with suction cups holding it to the gas tank. Thank goodness for the windshield, so that baby doesn't have to eat bugs.

 
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